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Lynx pounce on Mercury, take Game 1 of West Finals

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The Minnesota Lynx survived a cold shooting night to hold off Phoenix 67-60 Thursday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.

Neither team shot 40 percent in the game and a couple of Minnesota's top players struggled to hit shots through the first three quarters.

But Maya Moore got going in the fourth. She finished 7 of 20 from the floor for 19 points, including some big buckets in the final moments.

Seimone Augustus added 14 on 6-of-14 shooting for the game.

The real story of the night was the play of the Lynx inside. Rebekkah Brunson posted a double-double with 13 points and 19 rebounds. Sylvia Fowles also had a double-double with 12 points and 14 boards.

As a team, Minnesota out rebounded Phoenix 44-30.

DeWanna Bonner led Phoenix with 21 points. Brittney Griner finished with just nine points on 3-of-7 shooting. She was also held to just six rebounds in the game.

The Lynx lead the series 1-0 with Game 2 in Phoenix on Sunday.

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